Today was another beautiful sunny hot day here in Wanganui. After work I had a massive walk to a place called Durie Hill which has a tower you can walk up for a great view of the city. The tower can be reached by taking an elevator built into the hillside, one of only two such elevators in existence.
I made it to the elevator at 6:10 pm and unfortunately it closed at 6:00 so I missed out on riding the rare elevator by ten minutes and had to walk up the hill using the stairs which was quite a workout, but the view from the top was worth it.
Once I made it to the top of the hill I walked up the spiral staircase inside the tower which made me quite dizzy but once again it was well worth the effort, I could see the ocean and two very famous mountains in the distance: Mt Taranaki and Mt Ruapehu.
After my big huge walk I decided I deserved a nice dinner in the hotel restaurant, so I got changed into posh restaurant type clothes and went to dinner. While quietly minding my own business and checking Facebook the lady at the next table let out a fairly loud belch, I couldn’t believe my ears, she said oh goodness excuse me and then her male companion (probably her husband) let rip with a very low rumbling and rather long fart. He also said excuse me and she blamed it on all the meat they’ve been eating. It took all the willpower I had not to burst out laughing or turn round to see what these charming people looked like.